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Based on 18 Critics
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  • The concluding image of men silhouetted against the dying flares of explosives, as they march to the raucous refrain of the Mickey Mouse Club theme, is masterly, but leaves a viewer curiously discomfited. Whereas "Platoon" shattered civilian complacency about that war, Full Metal Jacket is merely numbing. [26 June 1987] show more

  • A contender for the year's best film. show more

  • By most standards of conventional film narrative, this movie is a mess. [25 June, 1987, p.22(E)] show more

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